Update local wallet
step 1) shut down your wallet. allow it to completely shut down. wait 30-60 seconds.
we want to make sure all the files are completely closed.
step 2) check you have about 3 Gigabytes of free disk space.
we need room for a temporary second copy of the dash blockchain.
step 3) open the folder containing your dash folder
|platform||directory||how to open -- no quotes|
open a terminal and type cd
|C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming||click start, type %appdata% and hit enter|
|Mac||/home/username/Library/Application Support||in finder, press shift-command-G, type: "~/Library/Application Support" and hit Go|
optionally: open your dash folder and delete your debug.log to free up some space
step 4) duplicate your dash folder and rename the copy to dashcore
|click the Dash folder, press control-c, then press control-v. once copied, rename to DashCore|
|Mac||click the Dash folder, press command-c, then press command-v. once copied, rename to DashCore|
step 5) open your dashcore folder and delete the cache files
throw away all dat files EXCEPT your wallet.dat.
step 6) download and install dash 12.1
open a web browser and go to https://www.dash.org/get-dash/
choose the wallet for your platform, download, and install
step 7) launch the wallet, choose "YES" I want to rebuild the block index
12.1 uses a different indexing format so must walk the entire blockchain.
step 8) take a break, grab a sandwich, enjoy some sun
this can take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours depending on your machine
once complete, enjoy your new upgrades!
step 9) after the new wallet is put through it's paces, maybe in March
delete your original dash folder
having trouble finding wallet.dat and directory ?